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Patrick Marlborough

Freelance writer

Make no mistake, Adani means death

Make no mistake, Adani means death

Those championing the Adani Carmichael mine and similar projects are pushing a new sort of nihilism — asking us to take one more step into our collective graves, with the promise of some small reward along the way.

The danger of the 'irresponsible larrikin'

The danger of the 'irresponsible larrikin'

The brand Katter has carefully cultivated offers a continual nudge nudge, wink wink of blokey matehood and pub banter bigotry.

Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

When artists can’t survive in a place making the art they want to make, they leave for a place where they can. 

It will take more than election visits for WA voters to trust federal leaders

It will take more than election visits for WA voters to trust federal leaders

Federal politicians are hoping West Australians will fall into line this election, despite decades of keeping the state at a distance.

Labor is undivided in its decision to not talk about divisions

Labor is undivided in its decision to not talk about divisions

Labor's recent Israel problem doesn't so much hinge on the comments made or the beliefs held, but rather that there is conflict at all.

Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

The 2017 election was a historic catastrophe for then-WA premier Colin Barnett. Scott Morrison should heed his warning.

My ‘realistic wish’ for Australian comedy

My ‘realistic wish’ for Australian comedy

If the good ol' Chaser boys can't make it on the ABC, who can?